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Earth fault I have an earth fault that trips the RCD on my consumer unit. The programme selector is set to the start of a cycle (E) and altering its position makes no difference. The earth fault also ocurrs with the on/off switch on the front of the unit set either to on or off. I have taken the top and back cover off and looking inside there is no obvious wiring fault or damaged cabling. Any ideas?

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The wiring loom from the motor to the control board is cable-tied too tight against the motor. this causes the wiring insulation to weaken and short against the motor causing the constant earth fault./ cut the cable ties on the motor loom and refit new ones BUT not too tight

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